Congratulations to the following Venus Bulldogs on earning All-District honors! We are proud of you!
Kelby Storm - SR
1st Team All-District Pitcher
Price Cruce - JR
2nd Team All-District Infield
Julian "Bean" Espinoza - SR
Honorable Mention OF
Kolton Spray - SR
Honorable Mention OF
The Texas State law requires all children attending school to meet certain immunization requirements and to have those records on file at the school. Your child will not be able to start school unless they have met the immunization requirements.
For children claiming medical exemptions, a written statement by the physician must be submitted to the school. Unless it is written in the statement that a lifelong condition exists, the exemption statement is valid for only 1 year from the date signed by the physician.
Please check with your child’s physician’s office to see if they are up to date on their vaccinations prior to the school year starting. If your child receives any new vaccinations or is new to the school district, please provided an up to date record to the school.
Age appropriate vaccines for Venus Middle School Students:
All immunizations may be received at the Texas Department of Health at 1601 N. Anglin in Cleburne. The fee is 0-30 dollars depending on your income. They are open most weeks Monday through Friday from 8:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-4:00pm. The phone number to the clinic is 817-517-2306.
For more information, please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/immunize/school/school-requirements.aspx
If you have any questions concerning this matter, please call the school office immediately, or contact the nurse at your child’s campus.
The Huguley Mobile Van will be at our district on July 29 from 8am to 1pm during our new student round up day. Which will be held at Venus High School. This is a great opportunity for to get your child’s immunizations. The Huguley Mobile Van is for students that are currently not insured, have insurance that does not pay for vaccinations or one of the government health plans such as Medicaid, CHIPs etc. You will be asked to fill out a form to affirm that you do not have insurance that covers vaccinations.
Please see the document below for information on how Venus High School meets the requirements for Parenting and Paternity Awareness.
Venus ISD is participating in the Summer Food Service Program. Meas will be provided free of charge to all children ages 1-18. Meals will be provided at the site and times as follows:
Venus Primary School
June 5 – July 13, 2017
Breakfast Served: 7:15 AM TO 8 AM
Lunch Served: 11 AM – 12:30 PM
Adults are welcome and meal prices are as follows:
Breakfast: $2:25 Lunch: $3.60
Come bring your children for a free and nutritious meal Monday – Thursday. We will be closed July 3 through July 7.
Venus ISD está participando en el Programa de Servicio de Alimentos de Verano. Las comidas serán proporcionadas a todos los niños sin cargo para las edades 1-18. Las comidas serán proporcionadas en el sitio y los horarios de la siguiente manera:
5 de junio - 13 de julio de 2017
Desayuno servido: 7:30 AM a 8:00 AM
Almuerzo servido: 11:00 AM a 12:30 PM
Los adultos son bienvenidos y los precios de las comidas son los siguientes:
Desayuno: $ 2.25 Almuerzo: $ 3.60
Venga a traer a sus hijos para una comida gratis y nutritiva de lunes a jueves
Estaremos cerrados del 3 de julio al 7 de julio.
Venus Lady Bulldog Softball Camp, hosted by Coach Dayberly Spray, will be held from June 19-21. All campers will attend from 6 PM - 8 PM. See the flyer below for details.
Bulldog Baseball Camp, hosted by Coach Gary Brown, will be from June 12 through June 15. Children entering grades 1-4 will learn from 9 - 11:30 AM, with those entering grades 5-9 from Noon - 3 PM. See the flyer below for details.
To register online, CLICK HERE.
Venus Bulldog Basketball Camp, hosted by Coach Jay Underwood, will run from June 6-9. Children entering grades 1-5 will learn from 8:30 AM - Noon, and those entering grades 6-9 from 1 - 4 PM. See the brochure below for details.
As the school year is closing out, we are making sure all school lunch accounts are paid in full. Beginning Wednesday, May 17, 2017, all student lunch accounts must be brought current. There will be no charging allowed. You may pay daily, or you are welcome to pre-pay for the remainder of the school year. You may also pay through EZ- Pay our on line service. The last day of the school year is May 26, 2017. We appreciate your cooperation in this matter. If you have any questions, please contact the Child Nutrition Department @ 972-366-3642. We have enjoyed serving your child this year. Have a great summer!
Child Nutrition Director
A medida que el año escolar se está cerrando, nos aseguramos de que todas las cuentas del almuerzo escolar sean pagadas en su totalidad. A partir del miércoles 17 de mayo de 2017, todas las cuentas de almuerzo de los estudiantes deben estar actualizadas. No habrá carga permitida. Puede pagar diariamente, o puede pagar por adelantado el resto del año escolar. También puede pagar a través de EZ-Pay nuestro servicio en línea. El último día del año escolar es el 26 de mayo de 2017. Apreciamos su cooperación en este asunto. Si tiene alguna pregunta, comuníquese con el Departamento de Nutrición Infantil al 972-366-3642. Hemos disfrutado de servir a su hijo este año. ¡Que tengan un buen verano!
Director de Nutrición Infantil
The U.S Department of Agriculture prohibits discrimination against its customers, employees, and applicants for employment on the bases of race, color, national origin, age, disability, sex, gender identity, religion, reprisal, and where applicable, political beliefs, marital status, familial or parental status, sexual orientation, or all or part of an individual’s income is derived from any public assistance program, or protected genetic information in employment or in any program or activity conducted or funded by the Department. (Not all prohibited bases will apply to all programs and/or employment activities.) If you wish to file a Civil Rights program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, found online at http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html, or at any USDA office, or call (866) 632-9992 to request the form. You may also write a letter containing all of the information requested in the form. Send your completed complaint form or letter to us by mail at U.S. Department of Agriculture, Director, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410, by fax (202) 690-7442 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339; or (800) 845-6136 (Spanish).USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.
Venus ISD has begun the process of becoming a district of innovation. Please see our plan below. All are encouraged to review the plan and provide feedback via the web form at the bottom of this web page.
Congratulations to the coaches and athletes on making Venus High School proud with your hard work at the Area Track Meet! The results are below:
800 Meter Run - 5th - Ricardo Gomez - 2:05.63
110 Meter Hurdles - 2nd - Rodrigo Alvarado - 15.76
300 Meter Hurdles - 5th - Ruben Alvarado - 41.99
7th - Rodrigo Alvarado - 43.32
4 x 400 Relay - 2nd - 1. Kalon Heim, 2. Ricardo Gomez 3. Christian Robinson 4. Javier Salazar 3:27.30
Rodrigo Alvarado will be advancing to compete at the Regional Track Meet in the 110 Meter Hurdles, and Kalon Heim, Ricardo Gomez, Christian Robinson, Javier Salazar will compete at Regionals in the 4 X 400 Meter Relay with James Gasero, Andrew Williams, and Ruben Alvarado as alternates. Be sure to support your Bulldogs when the compete for the opportunity to advance to State on Apri 28-29 in Lubbock, TX. Great job Bulldogs!
When: Monday, May 15th, 2017, 5:30 pm. Doors close at 6:30 pm.
Where: Venus Middle School (use entrance closest to cafeteria)
Cost: $25, cash only
Due Date: Wednesday, May 10th, cash, physical form, and medical history forms, to Coach Cross only. The medical history form can be found at http://www.uiltexas.org/files/athletics/forms/PrePhysForm17-18.pdf
Venus ISD has now transferred the pre-participation packet onto http://venusisd.rankonesport.com, in which all athletes and their parents are required to complete online.
Physical and Medical History forms are available to be printed on the Venus ISD website, or with the electronic forms on rankonesport.com.
If you choose not to participate in mass athletic physicals, the due date for all signatures and paperwork is Friday, Sept. 1.
High School Volleyball must have everything completed by Tuesday, Aug. 1.
High School Football must have everything completed by Monday, Aug. 7th.
If you have any questions, please email Coach Cross at email@example.com
Venus ISD’s current featured employee is Venus Middle School Special Education Paraprofessional, Mrs. Jonann Grubbs. Mrs. Grubbs is in her 26th year in education, all of which have been with Venus ISD. She is a central member of the VMS faculty who encourages her coworkers with her words and through her talent for baking. She has dedicated her life to sharing her loving and encouraging spirit with Venus students. Through the years she has helped countless students believe in themselves and find success. We are blessed that she has chosen to share her talents with the students and staff of Venus ISD, and look forward to her continued service to the community.
Mrs. Grubbs grew up in Mansfield, Texas and has seen the entire area transition from rural communities to the suburban landscape is has become today. She grew up on a farm and has done everything from raising cattle to throwing cotton, and even owned her own salon for a time. Mrs. Grubbs met her husband, Ken, when they were teenagers through their shared interest in rodeo. He’s the love of her life and her best friend; she says he looks no different to her than he did when they first met when they were kids. The Grubbs family has been farming in Venus since before the town was incorporated. Generations of the Grubbs family’s children have been educated at Venus ISD, or the old one-room Lone Star School that was the district’s predecessor. Jonann and Ken have two daughters, who graduated from Venus High School in 1989 and 1992.
Her rural roots have kept her and her family planted in Venus for over 47 years. She has witnessed Venus ISD go from the single building school that burned in the 80’s to the quartet of campuses we now enjoy. While Mrs. Grubbs laments Venus’ change into a more suburban community, she is amazed at how the community’s priorities have not. The citizens of Venus has never lost the care and love that they have for the students; the bottom line has always been, “whatever is best for the kids is what we’re going to do”. She says she was drawn to work for Venus ISD because it is warm and friendly, and that the teachers and principals truly care about the students. Mrs. Grubbs feels that VISD students are never treated like a number, instead they are treated like the wonderful growing young people that they are. Had it not been for the few years she took off to care for her ailing mother in law, she would have over 30 years of service to the students and staff of Venus ISD. She has spent most of that time as a paraprofessional in the Special Education Department, but has worked with our kindergartners, served as a campus nurse, and facilitated in-school suspension. Mrs. Grubbs builds deep rapport with her students and is eternally patient, knowing that you catch more flies with honey.
In her free time, Mrs. Grubbs loves to bake and cook (especially for her coworkers who make sure that no crumb goes to waste), and spend time with her grandchildren and great grandchildren. She has found a new pastime in becoming the de facto VHS FFA grandmother, or Honey as the FFA kids call her; in this she is able to combine her love of animals with her passion for students. Mrs. Grubbs greatly enjoys seeing the FFA students raise and show their animals, and is thankful for the opportunity to help in any way she can.
Who would you like to brag on?
Mr. Buck has made an amazing impact on the community and the Grubbs family is no exception. Mrs. Grubbs credits his skill in working students as the reason why they brought their grandchild back to VHS. He is a great man who always does what is best for his students; he and his wonderful wife are amazing principals!
Charles McCarty, Jay Underwood, Josh Smith, and the other Venus High School graduates who have returned to VISD to apply their talents and make a difference in the lives of Venus Bulldogs. Their choice to come home to teach speaks greatly to their character and love for the Venus community.
The Technology Department always takes great care of me and everyone else that needs them. All it takes is saying help, and they are there ready to make problems disappear.
Connie Walker has done more for Venus ISD and the community as a whole than most people realize. In addition to making a positive impact on Mrs. Grubbs daughter as her English teacher, Mrs. Walker’s passion for Venus ISD is a big reason why the district still exists today. She got out and marched when the district was at risk of losing its accreditation years ago, helped to rebuild the soul of the community after the old school building burned, and has poured herself into every child that has walked the halls of Venus High School for many years.
As someone with a unique perspective on where the community of Venus has been, how it has changed, and what it has become, where would you like to see Venus in the future?
Mrs. Grubbs says that it would be a shame for the community to stand still. We have experienced growth and change and there’s no reason to stop now. It would be great to see new business come in and add life to the city, and provide an opportunity for people to live and work in this great community. She also doesn’t want Venus to lose the family feeling and strong bonds throughout the community. People are moving in, we need to continue to embrace newcomers and give them a reason to keep calling Venus home.
It goes without saying that Venus ISD is fortunate to have a person like Mrs. Jonann Grubbs making a positive impact on our students and staff members for so long. We are excited about the difference that she is making in the lives of Venus ISD students on a daily basis and look forward to what the future brings for her.
Please see the VHS Prom Dress Code document below. If you have any questions, please contact the Venus High School front office.
Eduardo Perez and Emanuel Silva both competed this weekend at the Boys State Powerlifting Meet in Abilene, TX.
Emanuel finished in 11th place in the 165 weight class with a 525 lb Squat, 255 lb Bench Press, and 460 lb deadlift.
Eduardo, who was in the 123 weight class, finish with a 405 lb squat.
Most importantly, Emanuel was selected as one of the 18 Senior boys, who competed at the state meet, to receive a $1000 scholarship from the Texas High School Powerlifting Association.
Coach Endsley and Coach Rivas are so very proud of all the powerlifters who competed this season and can't wait to see what next year will bring!! Congratulations to the powerlifting coaches and athletes! Thank you for working hard and making a name for Venus High School in the Powerlifting community.
Friday March 17th, Lizzet Ortega and Fey Esparza both competed in the Girls State Powerlifting Meet. We are more than proud of these amazing Lady Bulldogs! Results are below:
114 wt class -- Lizzet 7th place with a 315 lb squat, 155 bench, 305 deadlift
165 wt class -- Fey 5th place with a 400 lb squat, 205 bench, 360 deadlift
On Saturday March 11th the Powerlifting Team competed at the Regional Powerlifting Meet in Smithville. Our Bulldogs made a great showing with some advancing to the State Powerlifting Meet! Results are below:
123 wt class -- Eduardo Perez placed third and advanced to state
148 wt class -- Israel Castillo 4th place
David Barrera 6th place
165 wt class -- Emanuel Silva Regional Champion and advanced to state
181 wt class -- Kalon Heim 7th place
198 wt class -- Matthew Freeman advanced to state as an alternate
Eduardo and Emanuel will be competing for State this Saturday in Abilene, TX, we wish them the best of luck and know they will make us proud!
March 21, 2017
Dear VISD Parent:
Another unsubstantiated, threatening message was discovered in a restroom stall at Venus High School. Venus ISD and Venus Police Department are involved in the investigation. The majority of restrooms at VHS have been closed until further notice. The open restrooms will be monitored by VISD staff located in the hallway outside the restroom area. I realize this may create an inconvenience for students, but the safety of our students is a top priority. As a precaution, Venus Police Department will have an increased presence at VHS and increase patrols throughout the district. I appreciate your support as we continue to conduct a full investigation of the offense.
Renee Warner, Ed.D.
All VISD parents and community members are invited to take part in a Student Safety Roundtable discussion at Venus Elementary School on Saturday, March 18, 2017 at 10:30 am. Our goal for the rountable is to provide a forum for discussion and questions regarding issues impacting student safety. We hope to see you there!